Supporting India’s Transformation
India has achieved annual growth exceeding seven percent over the last 15 years, halved its poverty rate since the 1990s, and enjoyed strong improvements in most human development outcomes. The WBG’s partnership with India has contributed to the country’s impressive development on many fronts, from providing access to all-weather roads for thousands of rural communities to ensuring almost every child, including girls, go to elementary school. At the same time, the country is still home to the greatest number of the world’s poor and sustained effort is required to continue on a path to higher income status that is inclusive of all its citizenry. India is both critical to the success of global development efforts, including eliminating extreme poverty, and as an influential leader for global goods such as addressing climate change.